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Current Toolbox and Pedagogies - October 09


Comprehensive toolbox of free web based and client tools for for Collaboration, Knowledge Organisation and Communication

Comprehensive toolbox of free web based and client tools for for Collaboration, Knowledge Organisation and Communication

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  • 1. Free Tools Collaboration, Knowledge Organisation and CommunicationCurrent Toolbox and Pedagogies
    Ian Quartermaine
    Head of Learning Technologies
    John Paul College
  • 2. CMS
    CMS - Content or Course Management System
    • Provides the mechanisms and work flows for non-programmers to build web based work spaces
    • 3. Examples (school servers):
    • 4. Sharepoint (MS)
    • 5. Moodle (Open source)
    • 6. Blackboard
    • 7. StudyWiz
    • 8. Masterfile
    • 9. Desire to Learn
    • 10. EduKate
    • 11. Options in the cloud :
    • 12. WIKIs Eg. WikispacesMy Wikispaces
    • 13. Hosted versions of main CMSs
  • CMS
    Content or Course Management System
    Content Editor web part
    Pictures & Rich text
    Embedded script from numerous Web 2.0 services
  • 14. Delicious Hosted bookmark organisation tool
    • Bookmarks not attached to local browser installation (In the cloud)
    • 15. Allows import of local bookmarks from IE or Firefox
    • 16. Allows output of bookmarks as a backup
    • 17. Provides hosted organisation by Tags
    • 18. CTRL D and tag every time you find a site
    • 19. Can also use delicious tags with other tools Eg. iGoogle
  • Delicious Hosted bookmark organisation tool
    Link Rolls
    • Best way to keep course bookmarks up to date and organised
    • 20. Organisation based on meta tags supplied by the user at time of tagging
    • 21. Embed script generated by Delicious based on any combination of tags (Settings >>> Link Rolls)
    • 22. Script always reflects current state of your bookmark collection
    Get script
    Demo updated bookmarks( Internal link)
    Also Ultimate Guide to Delicious
  • 23. iGooglePersonal (Portal) Organisation tool
    Alternatives : PageFlakes, Protopage, Google Reader, FriendFeed
  • 24. iGoogle
    “Add stuff”
    Delicious gadget
    Google Gadgets
  • 25. Google Gadgets for CMS
    Simply pick your gadget, obtain script and embed....
    • Delicious
    • 26. Outlook gadget
    • 27. Wikipedia & Dictionary gadgets
    • 28. Quote gadgets – “Shakespearean Insult”
    • 29. Art gadgets
    • 30. Time, conversion and weather gadgets
    • 31. Network analysis gadgets
  • Google Gadgets
    RSS Feed gadgets
    • Search for “rss” at
    • 32. Pick your gadget, add the XML feed address Eg. NY Times - copy the generated script
    • 33. Script added to Content Editor web part
  • GoogleDocs
    3 X office type applications and automated forms in the cloud.
    • Allows ready collaboration by students & teacher with the only requirement being to have a Google Account.
  • GoogleDocs - Presentation
    • final presentations can be published to public or kept private
    • 34. script generated to embed presentation
    • 35. MS Powerpoints can be imported
  • GoogleDocs - Presentation
    Used by teachers to collaborate on pedagogy. Recent examples involve the setting up of a blank presentation and then each teacher adds a slide with their input.
    Example: Twenty-One Interesting Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom
    Example: Forty Two Interesting Ways to use Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom
    Example: 30 Interesting Ways* to use Wordle in the Classroom - Google Docs
    Example: 29 Inspiring YouTube videos
  • 36. GoogleDocs - Forms
    • Easy way to survey and gather feedback
    • 37. Links to both the survey form and the results table are easily linked
  • GoogleDocs - Forms
    • Easily embedded in CMs or WIKI - Example
    Simple Wikispaces Example
  • 38. Google Maps
    • Any activity or topic that involves a geographic distribution can be enhanced by a collaborative Map
    • 39. Embed script for CMS
  • Google Maps
    Embed (Paste Embed script Eg. YouTube)
    Rich text - Insert Pictures (Paste URL)
    Hyperlinks(Paste URL)
  • 40. Google Maps
    Note - Google Account required.
  • 41. Google Maps
    Pedagogy - Examples
    • IB- ITGS –Case Study – International Offices exercise
    • 42. Junior English - Rabbit Proof Fence Activity
    • 43. IB- English – Canonical Literature - Walkabout
  • Comic Production
    Option 1
    Pedagogy Example Students were asked to design cartoons that express some of the dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence research
    More examples...
  • 44. Comic Production
    Option 2 – Comic Life
  • 45. Option 2 – Comic Life
  • 46. EtherPad
    • Don’t even need an account – just “Create Public Pad” and send the URL
    • 47. User opens URL and then simply starts editing and is identified by a different coloured text
    • 48. Pedagogy Example Social Ethical Issue Discussion onPeople & Machines
  • EtherPad
    • Import and export options
    • 49. Chat window
  • Wallwisher
    “Walls” are collaborative spaces where different “sticky” notes can be posted. In the following exercise students placed notes representing different applications of IT for scientific purposes
  • 50. Wallwisher
    Build a new wall
    Embed finished product
  • 51. CmapTools Installed Program Concept/Mind maps
  • 52. Cmap Tools Concept/Mind maps
    • Basics – Video Help
  • Cmap Tools Concept/Mind maps
    • Images & Sound – Help video
  • Bubbl.us Collaborative Mind maps Alternative Web Tool - MindMiester
    • Students produced a map to outline Case study issues and solutions
    • 53. Example includes hyperlinks to GoogleDoc presentation for solutions
    • 54. Embedded in in group WIKI
    Embed code
  • 55. Bubbl.us
    • Invite “friends”
    • 56. Give access
  • CoverItLiveLive blogging
    • Create a session
    • 57. Obtain chat window script and embed in page
    • 58. Launch the session
    • 59. Each instance of the page is a unique chat window for the that user
    • 60. You must moderate comments as they come in
    • 61. After live session finishes the script remains in place in replay mode for future reference
    Used as peer feedback mechanism and discussion space
  • 62. Quick Tips Free Applications
    Client - Based
    • Photo presentation & organisation – Picassa 3
    • 63. Photo & Image editing (Poor man’s Photoshop) – Gimp
    • 64. Sound recording/editing/ and export - Audacity
    • 65. Screen Sequence Capture (inc. Audio input) – Jing or Camstudio
    • 66. Digital Story Telling – PhotostoryWeb-based
    • 67. Web conferencing – DimDim & Vyew
    Used as peer feedback mechanism and discussion space
  • 68. Resource Sites of Interest